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Monday, February 12, 2007

Virtua Fighter 5

[The first review is on the stands! The game is released on the 20th] Virtua Fighter 5 features an all-star cast of 17 fighters, including characters from the previous iterations along with two new characters named El Blaze and Eileen. El Blaze is a Mexican fighting champion who defeats opponents with his quick Lucha Libre fighting style.

Eileen, originally from China, uses a Monkey Kung-Fu fighting style that she learned from her grandfather, a former Kung-Fu master. Players are able to customize their characters by selecting from four uniquely patterned costumes and a wide range of attachable items that can be placed onto each fighter�s various body parts.

Virtua Fighter 5 delivers fast-paced, adrenaline-pumping action as players head into battle, taking on a host of popular characters. Players not only achieve victory by defeating highly-skilled opponents, but also by competing for prizes which earn them in-game money allowing them to buy many items at in-game shop.

These items allow players to customize their ultimate warrior and become the top Virtua Fighter. In addition, the game introduces "Offensive Move", a new maneuver that allows players to easily approach opponents from the side, adding a more strategic element to the battle. The game supports 720p HD resolution. [Sega]

Source: metacritic

Monday, February 05, 2007

Game developer shoots down new OS

As Vista was grandly introduces to the world, computer game publisher WildTangent accused Microsoft's new operating system of ruining many common computer games. The US firm WildTangent alleged that the world's largest software maker "has gone overboard" by making Vista so secure it blocks or disable play.

Vista"breaks" games from Microsoft's online MSN service as well as from game website operated by Yahoo!, America Online, and RealArcade, according to WildTangent chieft executive Alex St John.

The operating system's parental controls that enable adults to restrict what children access with computers also blocks downloads of family-friendly games not rated by the Electronic Software Ratings Board, he alleged.

WildTangent said it spent s year crafting game console software that was compatible with Vista. The "Vista Ready Console" is available for free download at Microsoft did not respond to a request fot comment on Monday. AFP

Source: TSN

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